May 24, 2010 8:14 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Actress Murphy's husband found dead

Police say the husband of deceased actress Brittany Murphy has been found dead, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Sgt. Louie Lozano of the Los Angeles Police Department tells the paper that screenwriter Simon Monjack was found dead Sunday night at his home in the Hollywood Hills. Lozano says that the cause of death was still unknown as of late Sunday and officers were still at the scene investigating.

The report comes five months after the death of his wife.

The Los Angeles County coroner's office ruled that Murphy died of pneumonia complicated by an iron deficiency, anemia and multiple drug intoxication. Coroner's officials say Murphy had gone into sudden cardiac arrest because of "drug intake," and her Dec. 20 death was classified as an accident.


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